Last winter I was given access to a huge load of horse poo, I eagerly took up the offer even though I was aware of the risk of introducing alot of new weed seed. Early in spring I noticed a wee seedling I didn't recognise so elected to let it grow. Well it grew into this. It's an Amamaranth I think, perhaps some of my gardening friends can help me identify it properly. Whatever it is I'm really impressed with it even though it's grown really huge and probably taking quite a few nutrients from the blueberries underneath it.
in the last couple of days.
beautifully in the entrance way
In a spur of the moment decision yesterday I decided that aubergine would be much nicer on the doors than the dull earthy colour I'd already chosen. I couldn't wait to try it out and am thrilled with the result. Now I better finish the walls. I'm trying to figure out how I'm going to extend this colour scheme into the kitchen without it getting too much. I've got all winter to mull it over cos that will be next summer's painting project.
14 lb tomatoes
7 large onions
3 Tbsp salt
1 cup sugar
1 Tsp thyme ( I use more)
1 Tsp mint ( I use more)
14 sprigs parsley
Boil together for 1 hour then mouli or pass through sieve. In a bowl mix 8 Tbsp flour and 1/2 pound melted butter to a smooth paste, add to soup and boil for futher 10 minutes. Serve with cheese scones, or freeze some for later.
Couldn't finish this post without a picture of the babies, they're all getting fat. Willow is a very good Mummy.